Trains to Brighton Station

Brighton Station is located in Brighton, East Sussex. It is the only mainline station in the city of Brighton and the southern terminus of the Brighton Main Line. The Northern Terminus, London Bridge and London Victoria are 50 miles away by rail, taking around an hour to reach.

Brighton Station is the 22nd busiest station in the UK and the 5th busiest station outside London. In 2019-20 Brighton Station served 17.36 million passengers with 1.66 million interchanges. It is a very popular station for commuters living outside the centre of London.

Brighton Station was built in 1841 by the London & Brighton Railway and was listed as a Grade II building on 30th April 1973.

Station Area Map

Brighton Train Station is located in the north end of the city of Brighton in the area of West Hill, just under 1km north of Brighton Beach. On the doorstep of Brighton Station, there are many landmarks worth visiting, including Brighton Open Market. Brighton Beach, and Brighton Royal Pier.

Brighton Train Station is owned by Network Rail and managed by Southern Railway, which runs trains to Brighton on the Brighton Main Line, West Coastway Line, and East Coastway Line. Brighton Train Station has 8 platforms with services operated by Gatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern, and Great Western Railway.


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Station Details and Facilities

Address

Brighton station, Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3XP

General Information

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday 24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday 24 Hours a Day

Customer Help Points

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday 24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday 24 Hours a Day

Ticket Buying and Collection

You can book tickets with Split My Fare. You will have the option to receive e-Tickets via email or collect your tickets from the self-service accessible ticket machines or ticket office at Brighton Train Station.

Station Facilities

ATMs

Located on the concourse.

Baby Changing Facilities

Baby change facilities are located at the east end of the main concourse.

Changing Place

Located by the north entrance to the station, in the same building as the cycle storage facilities, on the first floor with step-free access. Speak to station staff to gain access to the building.

First Class Lounge

There is no First Class lounge.

Lost Property

Visit Southern Railway lost property page and use the web form to register your lost item. If you have found an item of lost property, hand it in at the ticket office.

Refreshments

Station Buffet. There is a coffee shop on the concourse and in the passenger lounge by the ticket office.

Shops

Food outlets, supermarket and newsagents.

Waiting Room

A heated passenger lounge is available on the concourse.

Accessibility

Accessible Booking Office Counter

Available.

Accessible Ticket Machines

All Southern ticket machines sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. Ticket machines are accessible; however, they may not be in an accessible location.

Accessible Toilets

Located at the east end of the main concourse.

An additional accessible toilet is located by the north entrance to the station, in the same building as the cycle storage facilities, on the first floor with step-free access. Speak to station staff to gain access to the building.

Ramp for train access

Available.

Staff Help

A staff-operated ramp is required for step-free access between train and platform at this station. Station staff are usually available Monday - Sunday, 24 Hours a Day. On-train staff are also available to assist on some services.

Step-free Level Access

This is a Category A station with step-free level access to all platforms.

Wheelchairs

Available.

Ticket Office

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 03:45 - 01:45

Saturday 03:45 - 01:45

Sunday 03:45 - 01:45

WiFi

Free public WiFi available.

Parking

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day

Saturday 24 Hours a Day

Sunday 24 Hours a Day

633 spaces available.

26 accessible spaces available.

Onward Travel

Gatwick Airport

Reachable in around 30 minutes on the Gatwick Express and Thameslink services.

Taxi Rank

At the rear of the station, through the exit next to Platform 8.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Brighton station open?

Brighton Station is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Which is the main train station in Brighton?

Brighton Train Station is the only mainline station in Brighton

What line is Brighton station on?

Brighton Station is on the Brighton Main Line, East Coastway Line, West Coastway Line, Thameslink route, and Gatwick Express route.

Are dogs allowed at Brighton station?

Dogs are allowed at Brighton Station, but must be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.